MA candidates are required to read and pass 4 modules including the compulsory module JS6770 Graduate Research Seminar (on satisfactory/dissatisfactory grade) before they proceed to research. Subject to approval by the supervisor, candidates may take up to a maximum of 2 modules outside the Department. In consultation with the Department, 1 module can be a level 4000 module.
PhD candidates are required to read and pass 6 modules including the complusory module JS6770 Graduate Research Seminar (on satisfactory/dissatisfactory grade). Up to half of all modules may be taken outside the Department, but must be in disciplines or areas relevant to the candidate's research.
PhD candidates also need to sit for a Qualifying Examination (QE) consisting of a written comprehensive examination and an oral defense of a 30-50 page thesis proposal. In accordance with the Faculty's graduate requirement, the QE must be taken no later than the 24th month from the start of the PhD candidature. A second attempt will be permitted provided that it is taken within 6 months after the first failed attempt.